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ABC Japan to Promote Their Formats, Dramas and Anime at NATPE 2020
ABC Japan hit the airwaves in 1951 and is the country’s third-oldest commercial television broadcaster. Headquartered in the second-largest city of Osaka and driven by our motto “Be Creative,” we at ABC Japan produce high-quality and unique content across the drama, entertainment show, travelogue, and documentary genres.
We have been more focused on variety shows; however, since last year, we have been creating more drama series and gaining more experience producing them. Over the past year, our export figures on drama series have increased along with variety shows.
We have been exporting our variety shows and some special dramas successfully to Japanese channels in North America for many years. Now our focus is to expand our clients in North/South America.
Our production team used to solely focus on producing content for broadcast in Japan. It was a lot of work to clear the rights for exporting, especially music rights for SVOD. Now we are working more closely with our production team so that the content is ready for SVOD, which makes it easier to deal with SVOD platforms.
Our biggest buyers are cable TVs/Free TVs in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
We are introducing our brand new drama series starting in January called “He is the biggest mistake of my life”, adapted from a popular LINE manga.